Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Actual Size

Written by Steve Jenkins
Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

From the Atlas Moth that is so big it can be mistaken for a bird to the dwarf goby which is the smallest fish in the world, this is a wonderful introduction to all kinds of creatures each of which is shown life-size either whole or in part in the illustration. The result is a book full of facts some of which are very surprising! The impressive jaws of the salt water crocodile opens out in an alarmingly tooth-filled fold out spread! ~ Julia Eccleshare


Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Just how big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world's largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that is bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story. In the new paperback edition of this visually stunning book, Steve Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at their actual size.


Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story, and in this visually exciting book, seeing is believing Nursery World

This book is beautifully produced and is such a useful tool for lessons on size and comparative size...A classic Reading Zone

Very clever, effective and engaging. Juno

A fascinating picture book The Sunday Times

About the Author

STEVE JENKINS has illustrated over 20 books for children and young people celebrating the natural world and the creatures that live there. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Robin Page, and their three children. Besides writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and his wife run a graphic design studio.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


34 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Steve Jenkins
More books by Steve Jenkins

Author's Website


Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2015




I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

Lovereading 4 schools